Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Topsail Hill State Preserve

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida



Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Phone: (850) 267-8330

Sites: 160
Recent Rate: $42 1/2016

Latitude: 30.3699177437246
Longitude: -86.271488070488

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.50 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.50
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities yes
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment yes
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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232 Reviews

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Alabama Jim

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 12
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Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $42.00
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All roads are paved and very neat. The sites are concrete pads with a patio and table. Full hook up is great. The cable service is excellent. The Wi-Fi is very poor, got on twice for about 1 minute and it dropped out. The whole campground is beautiful. Many shade trees, more shade in the section with 100 and above numbers. We camped in #48 which is a great location. This site has some shade and is great for winter months. Would be a little more in the summer. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Travel Trailer.

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Casita Vagabond

Review Count: 51
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $23.00
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Very nice level site with plenty of privacy. Laundry could use a spruce up, half the washers were out of order, but otherwise near perfect. It was a 15 minute walk to the Gulf. Very nice! We'll return. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Close to Destin dining, shopping, etc.

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twotimes

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $42.00
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This is a park that was a private park and the state of Florida purchased the park. It has concrete drives and little street lights, along w picnic tables. There is no cable/wifi except at the front of the park. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Destin and the local towns are interesting, beach.

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dns718

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $42.00
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We triangulated on this resort in the Florida panhandle guided by this website's favorable consensus reviews for our first substantive stop, maxed out at the two weeks permitted around Christmas and New Year's, during our months long expedition seeking to escape the cold, dark, dreary, and wet Oregon winter where we call home. Luckily, we got a few days of uncharacteristically warm and partly sunny if breezy weather in the mid 70's, part of this year's record setting temps in the East though feeling at the fringes some of the tornadoes rocking states to the north, perhaps related to the El Niño. This part of Florida though is not reliably warm at this time of year, as we learned. This state park has a beautiful clean, white sand beach and mossy green Gulf seas that extends for miles on these barrier islands, about 0.7 mile 20-30 minute flattish walk through unspoiled native Florida forest or trams run every 2 hours (5x daily) at this time of year. With tax and reservation fee, worked out to $48 per night, on the high side. We stayed in site 161 and 002, former nice but the latter a mistake as close to hi way 30A and apparently older area not maintained well. Reserved months in advance and I'm fastidious about site choices but missed this as photos and maps don't give full picture. A significant fraction of sites have broken, uneven asphalt or concrete, not clear why these aren't fixed given park revenue and pride are so high, so plan carefully. Utilities ok and included robust cable, unusual for state park. WiFi limited to camp store area so par for state parks, behind curve though for a higher standard Florida seems wanting to achieve. Laundry ok, 8 washers and 7 dryers (a couple broken) $1.50 per cycle. Restrooms and showers ok, clean but dated with broken or missing fixtures. Annoying leaf blowers during day interfered with enjoyment in campsite. Nonetheless, while imperfect, an overall pleasant natural location with good amenities and lots to see. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Across the highway but driving distance is a Walmart. Nearby but a bit further are grocery stores and restaurants supporting a very touristy area, though state park is a vast natural preserve and oasis.

Best and newer, more private sites are in the Palm loop 100's. Avoid lower numbered sites. Some older sites situated on a lake, which appear nice (might be mosquitoes though). Choose sites carefully months in advance.

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Romer1

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $45.00
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Heard a lot about Topsail and was able to get a space on short notice. Park is very nice, spaces are pretty tight. Tram to beach is nice. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Motorhome.

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Brujomar

Review Count: 70
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $45.00
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Stayed 8 nights. 40' fifth wheel with 3 slides. Our site was a back in. Concrete pad was just long enough for our fifth wheel and truck to fit without encroaching into the camp road. We had another party join us with a second car and pad wasn't wide enough for both, so we (and many others in park) ended up with vehicles off the pad. The park discourages this, but no one ever stopped by to tell us no. Most sites had small lamp posts between sites at night, but for some reason most of the sites on our side of the road were not operating, making it quite dark on our side.
Adequate space between most sites. Some loops looked much more congested than ours.
We had to use a portable satellite dish to find a 'hole' in the heavy tree cover as our auto dish had no chance. All utilities were fine and the cable tv provided had dozens of clear, hd channels, which was quite helpful for many days of severe weather updates.
We didn't like the long haul to the beach. It was quite a jaunt by foot. Ok by bike and the tram only ran every 30 minutes or so...but hauling chairs, towels etc was problematic, so we usually loaded the truck and headed to Miramar Beach...it was about the same length of time to get there and we had everything loaded into the truck.
Nice pool. Shuffleboard court. Small pond. Small camp store. Gate controlled after dark. We definitely would return. Good value, nice park. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Wal Mart within a 10 minute drive. Quiet, public beaches with parking and ez access just down the 30A highway along the Gulf...5 minutes from park entrance...go right as you exit park.

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Jayco Barbara

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $50.00
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This park is my all time favorite park. I have stayed here 4 times in the 103 loop and couldn't be happier. The sites are private, shady and have concrete pads. The bathrooms are clean and well maintained. I love riding bikes to the beach area, the dune lakes, and down 30A. You can ride forever. There is also a pool and a tram that will take you to the beach if you don't ride a bike or want to walk. There are miles of sugar sandy beaches. All sites have sewer, water, cable. There is also a tent area and cabins you can rent. Just incredible! We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Going to the beach is an easy "get to" with a tram or a bike. There are bathrooms near the beach area. Great restaurants in the area.

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southernsky

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $50.00
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Large state park. Nice sites with foliage between each site for some privacy. Full hookups including cable. Shuttle bus from campground to beach. Campers coming in and leaving every day so reservations are suggested. Nice pool and playgrounds. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Fifth Wheel.

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PatPerry1966

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $50.00
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We waited 10 months for our reservation (site #127), and couldn't have been happier. While some of the other campers commented that the park has been going down hill over the past few years (mainly the broken/cracked concrete pads), while ours was broken, it in no way affected our stay.

The sites in the front part of the campground were a little too close for my comfort, but the loop we were in was doable for me. I chose site #127 specifically for the fact of their being a large space between sites. There were a few others that would work as well, but when we return we will try to get the same site, or at least in the same loop.

The beach shuttle was a blessing when your hauling 5 people's stuff to the beach. The pool was a good break from the beach.

While some may say that the park is going down, we were very happy with our stay and will be going back in the future when we need a beach fix. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Tent Trailer.

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d1h

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $42.00
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Very nice state park. Great value for full hookup campground which even includes cable TV. Sites are concrete pads. Some sites more shaded than others. Newer section has most shade and nicest landscaping. Restrooms are kept pretty clean and are air conditioned. Hand soap dispensers in men's room are broken and need replaced. Paved path to beach is very nice and a very quick trip on a bicycle. They rent carts at the camp store you can attach to your bike to load all your beach stuff on to tote to the beach. Beach is very clean and not crowded since it is away from the commercialized areas. Will definitely come back here in the future. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Destin and other beach towns are a short drive if you want to shop or eat at the seafood restaurants.

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SGF

Review Count: 70
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $25.00
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This is a great place to stay. It is a state park with a lot of amenities. Our paved and level site is partially shaded, full hook ups, cable, a pool, the beach with tram service and wifi at the store. The site has privacy like a state park with lots of trees. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Motorhome.

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sandybeachcomber

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $12.00
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This is the most fantastic state park I've ever seen. Used to be privately owned, now a FL state park, so it has a pool, store, amphitheater, shuffleboard, club house, etc. Beautifully landscaped grounds. Pine trees galore and a wonderful pine forest smell. Paved roads. Concrete sites. We can't wait to go back again! We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Travel Trailer.

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VintageCampering

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
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Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $42.00
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This is our third stay at Topsail Hill. Absolutely LOVE this place. Every other place is just a campground. This is just an excellent place to stay. Kid friendly. Adult friendly. Bring a bicycle. Lots of trails. Bring a flashlight for night bicycle rides. They also have a tram to take you to the beach and back if you don't have a bicycle or don't want to walk. Several bathroom locations. Big bathhouse that is air conditioned. Big laundry room with several washers and dryers that work nicely. I don't have one bad thing to say about Topsail. Its a nice, relaxing place to stay. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Travel Trailer.

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ctcbama

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
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Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $45.00
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This was our 4th stay at Topsail and once again it delivered. Sites were level and most where shaded from the heat of the day. The beaches were perfect and water was clear as a bell. The trolley service from the campground to the beach helped a lot. Just wish they could come up with a way to drop you off a little closer to the beach. The board walk to the beach is a pretty good haul but its worth it to not have a real crowded beach to relax on. I would have given it a 10 but there was some construction on some of the sites that was noisy around 8am in the morning. They are tearing up some of the sites that the roots have busted the concrete. Hard to fuss about it when they are just taking care of the campground to make it the best stay possible with nice sites. All in all it was great trip and great stay. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Fifth Wheel.

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Bkell1978

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $40.00
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Just finishing a 3 night camping trip in our Pop-up Tent and having a great time.

PROS

-Paved sites

-Lights at each site (little 5' tall globes)

-Quiet

-Sites not too close together and with buffer foliage between them

-Feel safe letting the kids ride around the loop freely

-Pool!

-VERY pretty and bike friendly

-Bathrooms at the beach

CONS

-No fire pits

-Showers a little cramped and need some hooks (other than that they were fine and clean)

-Can't drive to beach (5 min bike ride or about a 15-20 min walk)...they do have a very nice and accommodating tram every 30 minutes

-Getting around campground is a little confusing till you get used to it

We stayed at site 142 and would pick this site again in a heartbeat. It's 4 sites down from the bathhouse and is in a great loop. I'd recommend this loop over other loops.

This park is wonderful for biking. I'd suggest bringing a bike trailer of sorts for carrying all of your stuff to the beach. The road to the beach is very scenic and is not accessible to cars. On the way to the beach if you stay straight on the road there's a beautiful 1 mile ride to a lake...highly recommended. We chose to hike to the beach from the lake. It was about a 20 min hike but quite pretty and we had the beach all to ourselves for a mile in either direction.

If you're into tent camping they have a unique option for tents. There's a loop with parking and each tent site is 10-30 yards off of the street in the woods so each site is private. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Tent Trailer.

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